Country music artist Jake Owen‘s brand new single “Down to The Honkytonk” sends its listeners into a fit of nostalgia. Between the steel guitar and nods to traditional country themes, the Florida native brings us back to the sounds of past country hits of the 1990s.
Got a house down a back road / Got a flag on the front porch / Got a dog named Waylon / Got a driveway that needs paving / Got a boat with a two-stroke / A couple guaranteed to make you laugh jokes / I got friends in low places / Yeah, life is what you make it
“I have just huge respect for classic country music. I love the sound of a steel guitar. And quite frankly, I love going down to the honky tonks here [in Nashville] on Broadway, and for that matter, honky tonks anywhere around the country,” Owen recently shared with iHeartRadio. “A honky tonk is really just the place where you can go, have some beers with friends and listen to some good country music, and make memories and tell some good stories. And that’s kind of right in my wheelhouse. So that’s why this song, ‘Down to the Honkytonk,’ is one of my favorites off the new record.”
Listen to the official “Down to The Honkytonk” audio below!
This track is the star’s newest offering from his upcoming sixth studio album and serves as the follow-up to his previous hit single “I Was Jack (You Were Diane).” Fans can catch Jake on the road during his newly extended Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour, which includes special guests Morgan Wallen and David Lee Murphy.
Life’s Whatcha Make It Tour
August 24 – Innsbrook After Hours – Glen Allen, Virginia
August 25 – Intimidators Stadium – Kannapolis, North Carolina
August 30 – Regions Field – Birmingham, Alabama
August 31 – Riverwalk Stadium – Montgomery, Alabama
September 7 – State Farm Center – Champaign, Illinois
September 14 – Raley Field – Sacramento, California
September 15 – Chukchansi Park – Fresno, California
September 21 – Security Service Field – Colorado Springs, Colorado
September 22 – Lindquist Field – Ogden, Utah
New Fall Leg
10/4 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun
10/5 – Norfolk, VA – Constant Convocation Center
10/6 – Charleston, SC – North Charleston Coliseum
10/11 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center*^
10/12 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center*
10/18 – Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Farmers Coliseum
10/19 – St. Louis, MO – Chaifetz Arena**
10/20 – Springfield, MO – JQH Arena
10/25 – Hoffman Estates, IL – Sears Centre Arena
10/26 – Huntington, WV – The Big Sandy Superstore Arena
10/27 – Atlanta, GA – Verizon Amphitheatre
11/1 – Estero, FL – Germain Arena
11/3 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center
* Doesn’t include David Lee Murphy
** Doesn’t include Morgan Wallen
^ Includes Tyler Farr
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